Constitutional Court

The judges and the separation of powers

The judges and the separation of powers

José Antich

Thursday, 15 of december of 2022 - 17:36

Spanish Constitutional Court to meet urgently just before Congress's Thursday vote to reform it

Spanish Constitutional Court to meet urgently just before Congress's Thursday vote to reform it

A constitutional power struggle is playing out in Spain as judges meet over the government's reform of their deadlocked court

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 14 of december of 2022 - 22:47

Spanish government presents Penal Code amendments to force judges to end deadlock

Spanish government presents Penal Code amendments to force judges to end deadlock

Pedro Sánchez executive seeks to end latest judicial power deadlock, on new Constitutional Court judges, via a law change

Marta Sánchez Iranzo

Friday, 9 of december of 2022 - 21:09

Constitutional Court backs Llarena's request to lift immunity of Puigdemont and Comín

Constitutional Court backs Llarena's request to lift immunity of Puigdemont and Comín

The Spanish judges reject Catalan MEPs' appeal as the request is already granted and the case is now with the EU courts

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 30 of november of 2022 - 21:03

Constitutional Court rejects Catalan exiles' appeal but again admits their MEP status

Constitutional Court rejects Catalan exiles' appeal but again admits their MEP status

Appeal by Puigdemont and Comín against decision of JEC was rejected precisely because they are now MEPs

Joan Antoni Guerrero Vall

Tuesday, 29 of november of 2022 - 21:39

Constitutional Court to examine Llarena's initiative to waive Puigdemont's immunity

Constitutional Court to examine Llarena's initiative to waive Puigdemont's immunity

As Friday's EGC hearing was underway, Spain's Constitutional Court announced it would discuss a related matter this Tuesday

Mayte Piulachs

Monday, 28 of november of 2022 - 21:15

Wake-up call to the Electoral Commission

Wake-up call to the Electoral Commission

José Antich

Wednesday, 16 of november of 2022 - 17:04

Appeal ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court affirms that Puigdemont and Comín are MEPs

Appeal ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court affirms that Puigdemont and Comín are MEPs

Constitutional judges back the Catalans' MEP status in appeal, shortly after the Spanish electoral commission raised doubts

Mayte Piulachs / Berto Sagrera

Tuesday, 15 of november of 2022 - 19:30

Òmnium to argue case for Catalonia's new language laws at Constitutional Court

Òmnium to argue case for Catalonia's new language laws at Constitutional Court

Catalan cultural body plans to defend new school language policies which halted judicially-ruled 25% Spanish quota

Pedro Ruiz

Wednesday, 26 of october of 2022 - 21:36

Ex-speaker Torrent tells trial that Constitutional Court can't prohibit parliamentary debate

Ex-speaker Torrent tells trial that Constitutional Court can't prohibit parliamentary debate

With Josep Costa having abandoned the trial, the other 3 ex-members of Catalan chamber's Bureau only answered their lawyers

Mayte Piulachs

Friday, 7 of october of 2022 - 20:24

Judges send Catalan language measures that avoided 25% Spanish to Constitutional Court

Judges send Catalan language measures that avoided 25% Spanish to Constitutional Court

Catalan High Court asserts that two language norms adopted in Catalonia this year don't respect the officiality of Spanish

Mayte Piulachs

Thursday, 28 of july of 2022 - 21:49

Severe critique for judge Marchena's sentencing of the Catalan leaders' trial

Severe critique for judge Marchena's sentencing of the Catalan leaders' trial

Dissenting opinion from Spanish Constitutional Court judge Sáez Valcárcel is strongly critical of Supreme Court sentence

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 6 of april of 2022 - 22:18

Constitutional Court sums up jurisprudence on Catalan leaders: all appeals rejected

Constitutional Court sums up jurisprudence on Catalan leaders: all appeals rejected

Divided court rejects last appeals from Bassa and Forn, backing the Supreme Court's basis for sedition sentences

Mayte Piulachs

Friday, 25 of march of 2022 - 01:14

An even-more-divided Constitutional Court rejects Junqueras and Romeva appeals

An even-more-divided Constitutional Court rejects Junqueras and Romeva appeals

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 23 of march of 2022 - 21:15

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Spain's Constitutional Court wipes out rent control law in Catalonia

Spain's Constitutional Court wipes out rent control law in Catalonia

From now on, new contracts won't have to abide by a law which has benefited an estimated 160,000 people

Mayte Piulachs

Thursday, 10 of march of 2022 - 22:12

Two constitutional judges question removal from office of Catalan president Torra

Two constitutional judges question removal from office of Catalan president Torra

Judges Xiol and Sáez argue that Torra's banning from office was not proportionate to the offence committed

Mayte Piulachs

Friday, 4 of march of 2022 - 23:27

Divided court turns down Quim Torra's appeal on 'political prisoners' banner case

Divided court turns down Quim Torra's appeal on 'political prisoners' banner case

Two judges dissented as Constitutional Court majority rejected Catalan ex-president's appeal

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 23 of february of 2022 - 19:50

Spanish Constitutional Court rules out recusing new judges in independence case

Spanish Constitutional Court rules out recusing new judges in independence case

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 15 of december of 2021 - 19:24

The Constitutional Court's guide to saving the unity of Spain

The Constitutional Court's guide to saving the unity of Spain

José Antich

Friday, 19 of november of 2021 - 17:47

Podemos says it "did what it had to do" in vote on Spain's new constitutional judges

Podemos says it "did what it had to do" in vote on Spain's new constitutional judges

Nicolas Tomás

Friday, 12 of november of 2021 - 22:39

Pro-independence boycott of vote on Spanish Constitutional Court nominees

Pro-independence boycott of vote on Spanish Constitutional Court nominees

Nicolas Tomás

Wednesday, 10 of november of 2021 - 20:32

More irregularities emerge around PP candidate for Spanish Constitutional Court

More irregularities emerge around PP candidate for Spanish Constitutional Court

Judit Pellicer

Friday, 5 of november of 2021 - 23:08

Two dissenting Spanish judges see Forcadell's sentence as "disproportionate"

Two dissenting Spanish judges see Forcadell's sentence as "disproportionate"

Gemma Liñán

Friday, 5 of november of 2021 - 19:29

The joke of the Constitutional Court's renewal

The joke of the Constitutional Court's renewal

José Antich

Wednesday, 3 of november of 2021 - 17:15

Final Spanish 'no' allows Forcadell to appeal sedition sentence in Strasbourg

Final Spanish 'no' allows Forcadell to appeal sedition sentence in Strasbourg

Berto Sagrera

Thursday, 28 of october of 2021 - 21:13

Spain's second state of alarm for Covid was also unconstitutional, says divided court

Spain's second state of alarm for Covid was also unconstitutional, says divided court

Nicolas Tomás

Wednesday, 27 of october of 2021 - 20:46

Spanish government and PP partially break their deadlock on judicial renewal

Spanish government and PP partially break their deadlock on judicial renewal

Nicolas Tomás

Thursday, 14 of october of 2021 - 20:22

Spain's Constitutional Court says Puigdemont arrest warrant remains in force

Spain's Constitutional Court says Puigdemont arrest warrant remains in force

Gemma Liñán

Tuesday, 5 of october of 2021 - 18:51

Spanish court admits PP and Vox appeals against reform of unrenewed judicial organ

Spanish court admits PP and Vox appeals against reform of unrenewed judicial organ

Nicolas Tomás

Saturday, 18 of september of 2021 - 10:42

The thousand-day deadlock

The thousand-day deadlock

José Antich

Tuesday, 31 of august of 2021 - 18:18

Spanish judge denounces "drift" of Constitutional Court in outspoken critique

Spanish judge denounces "drift" of Constitutional Court in outspoken critique

Nicolas Tomás

Friday, 23 of july of 2021 - 19:25

Divided ruling by court says Spain's major 2020 lockdown was unconstitutional

Divided ruling by court says Spain's major 2020 lockdown was unconstitutional

Nicolas Tomás

Wednesday, 14 of july of 2021 - 22:36

"Unconstitutional": Spanish government to take Catalonia's rent control law to court

"Unconstitutional": Spanish government to take Catalonia's rent control law to court

Nicolas Tomás

Monday, 14 of june of 2021 - 20:00

The Constitutional Court also questions if Spain is a full, consolidated democracy

The Constitutional Court also questions if Spain is a full, consolidated democracy

José Antich

Wednesday, 9 of june of 2021 - 17:26

Court breached rights of Sànchez and Cuixart, say dissenting Spanish judges

Court breached rights of Sànchez and Cuixart, say dissenting Spanish judges

Gemma Liñán

Tuesday, 8 of june of 2021 - 20:18

Calling a bullfighter "a murderer" not justified by free speech, rules Spanish court

Calling a bullfighter "a murderer" not justified by free speech, rules Spanish court

Núria Casas

Monday, 17 of may of 2021 - 23:55

The two dissenting Spanish judges return, in Josep Rull's case

The two dissenting Spanish judges return, in Josep Rull's case

Gemma Liñán

Friday, 14 of may of 2021 - 20:49

Josep Rull, second Catalan prisoner to take appeal to Europe after final Spanish 'no'

Josep Rull, second Catalan prisoner to take appeal to Europe after final Spanish 'no'

Gemma Liñán

Tuesday, 11 of may of 2021 - 20:49

Boye denounces judge to high court for accessing years of his emails and data

Boye denounces judge to high court for accessing years of his emails and data

Marta Lasalas

Friday, 30 of april of 2021 - 22:53

Turull to Pedro Sánchez: "Which of the court's two positions do you side with?"

Turull to Pedro Sánchez: "Which of the court's two positions do you side with?"

Gemma Liñán

Friday, 30 of april of 2021 - 20:23